Food Network, Cooking Channel To Debut 20 New Series
2011-12 slate includes projects from Trisha Yearwood, Emeril Lagasse
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/13/2011 3:00:33 PMClick here for complete coverage of the 2011 upfronts
Food Network and Cooking Channel will premiere 29 new series and see 22 shows return in the 2011-12 season, the networks announced Wednesday at the Scripps Networks Interactive upfront in New York.
The new primetime series on Food Network include Have Cake, Will Travel, about a cake decorator traveling the country to create cakes for special events; Heat Seekers, about two chefs searching for the spiciest food in the country; Tough Cookies, a docu-soap about a multi-generational family running a bakery in New Jersey; and Supersizers, about two foodies who explore the history of cusine in different eras and receive medical exams to see how the diets of the past affect their bodies.
New series in daytime include a project from food blogger Ree Drummond called Pioneer Woman and a untitled cooking series from country singer Trisha Yearwood.
The Cooking Channel has five new series in primetime: Eat St., Unique Sweets, The Originals With Emeril, From Spain With Love, and Hook, Line & Dinner. New daytime series are The Perfect 3, Baking Made Easy, and an untitled project from food entrepreneur Ching-He Huang.
Scripps' upfront took place at Cipriani 42nd Street, where attendees were treated to a breakfast buffett and appearances from Scripps stars, including chef Bobby Flay, Adam Richman (Travel Channel's Man v. Food), and Rob "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle (DIY's The Vanilla Ice Project).
I love The Pioneer Woman!... People are obviously jealous. Ignore them....Ree is obviously very successful and popular. ALong with success and popularity comes critics. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Benjamin Franklin.
Nancy Carter - 7/10/2011 9:27:10 PM EDT
I think Ree Drummond is a great choice for Food Network. She's seems very down to earth and she's got a good sense of humor.No, she's not a Chef, and she doesn't claim to be. She cooks regular, down home food for us regular, down home people and and always gives credit to whomever gave her the recipe. Food Network is about cooking - what it needs is more cooks with personality and appeal - not snarky hatefulness.
She cracks me up, and I'm looking forward to the show!
Loula Bean - 6/14/2011 9:33:46 PM EDT
I find it terribly disappointing and disgusting to see that Ree Drummond AKA The Pioneer Woman has been deemed worthy of a show on Food Network. Nothing could be further from the truth! Has Food Network lost ALL culinary integrity??? Ms Drummond may be a popular blogger, but her PW persona is one big FAKE. Her "cookbook" AKA borrowed church
Sandy - 4/25/2011 3:06:04 AM EDT
I heard about this and couldn't believe it was true. I'm with the other posters who are so over Ree's bit. Maybe her die-hard defenders (like the poster below) and a few housewives will enjoy her show. I'm just glad it's on during the day so I don't have to see her face when I'm flipping channels.
CVSis - 4/22/2011 8:11:52 PM EDT
WOW - don't think I've ever seen such catty comments! Jennifer, Ree just happened to be born to a physician and his wife - since when do you get to pick your parents? So what she went to college - MILLIONS do!! So what if she lived in the "big city" - that's where her college was!! L.A. is HUGE!! She WAS destined to move to another big city - Chicago!! And unless Marlboro Man had a resume posted on his back, I doubt she knew who he was or that his family owned the largest cattle ranch in OK. I think it's terrific that she has those giveaways - that's a very generous thing to do! THOUSANDS of folks post comments to try and win one of those purty prizes! Her blog gets over a million hits a month - that says something for her popularity. I met her in NYC at her book signing & she's a lovely, down to earth person. I would just LOVE to win a chance to visit the ranch for a weekend of down home cooking - which is exactly what Ree cooks. She doesn't profess any of her recipes to be original - she takes classic good ole home cooked recipes & makes them her own and shares them with those of us that find them yummy-sounding! I personally can't wait for her Food Network show!
JoAnne Salinsky - 4/19/2011 1:44:06 PM EDT
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